July 24, 2013 § 3 Comments
The Caracalla Bean, also known as snail flower, is one of the most interesting beans I think I have ever encountered. It has ordinary foliage but a beautiful snail like flower, that is quite fragrant, and is a surprising late bloomer. I discovered it last year while visiting Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. While I had fully intended to plant it in my own garden this year, I never quite got around to it, but these photos are certainly making me regret that!
July 14, 2013 § 1 Comment
This week will be the ode to lavender…
I know I throw around the word obsessed a lot when talking about plants, but when it comes to lavender this is not an overstatement. I have three types of lavender, just in my front yard. Heck, I would go all out lavender field in my back yard if I had the resources. I use home made lavender room spray and lavender body lotions, it quite honestly, is the only scent I don’t tire of eventually.
So, we begin this week by looking at lavender broadly, as a color in art.
June 19, 2013 Comments Off on Hay Field
June 7, 2013 § 2 Comments
I am in love with Patrick Dougherty’s ‘Stick’ Sculptures. So today I am dreaming of one day having the money to commission personalized pieces of art and sculpture for my own garden.
June 1, 2013 § 1 Comment
I’m in the midst of preparing a post on the Oriental Poppy I got some playful inspiration from the pop art genre. So naturally, I created a few interpretations! Don’t go thinking I am quite delusional yet, I wouldn’t consider these works of art, but the garden and nature are such a great place to learn and understand abstraction as well as the underlying structure of the world. And where better to explore color than in one of the most colorful places.